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1980 Miami Dolphins

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8-8-0, Finished 3rd in AFC East Division  · 1980 NFL Season Summary
 SRS: Total -1.6, Offense: -4.6, Defense: 3.1, SoS: 0.9, avg is 0.0.

Scored 266 points (16.6/g), 24th of 28 in the NFL. Allowed 305 points (19.1/g), 9th.
 Differential of -39 points (-2.4/g), 19th.  Expected W-L: 6.7-9.3.

Coach: Don Shula (8-8-0)
 Defensive Coordinator: Bill Arnsparger

Stadium: Orange Bowl
 Training Camp: St. Thomas University (Miami Gardens, Florida)

Starters

Hide Non-primary Starters · ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
Pos Player Age Yrs GS Summary of Player Stats Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
 Offensive Starters
QB David Woodley 22 Rook 11 176 for 327, 1,850 yards, 14 td, 17 int, & 55 rushes for 214 yards and 3 td Miami Dolphins / 8th / 214th pick / 1980
RB Delvin Williams 29 6 10 187 rushes for 671 yards, 2 td, & 31 catches for 207 yards and 0 td San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1974
FB Steve Howell 24 1 8 60 rushes for 206 yards, 1 td, & 5 catches for 38 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 4th / 107th pick / 1979
WR Bruce Hardy 24 2 12 19 catches for 159 yards, 2 td Miami Dolphins / 9th / 247th pick / 1978
WR Nat Moore 29 6 16 47 catches for 564 yards, 7 td, & 1 rush for 3 yards and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974
TE Ronnie Lee 24 1 13 7 catches for 83 yards, 2 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 65th pick / 1979
LT Jon Giesler 24 1 10 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 24th pick / 1979
LG Bob Kuechenberg 33 10 16 1 fumble recovered Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
C Mark Dennard 25 1 16 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 10th / 274th pick / 1978
RG Ed Newman 29 7 16 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 6th / 156th pick / 1973
RT Eric Laakso 24 2 16 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 106th pick / 1978
 Defensive Starters
LDE Vern Den Herder 32 9 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 9th / 230th pick / 1971
NT Bob Baumhower 25 3 16 0 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 40th pick / 1977
RDE Doug Betters 24 2 16 0 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 6th / 163rd pick / 1978
LOLB Kim Bokamper 26 3 16 1 interception, 0 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 19th pick / 1976
LILB Rusty Chambers 27 5 12
RILB A.J. Duhe 25 3 15 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 13th pick / 1977
ROLB Larry Gordon 26 4 14 1 interception, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 17th pick / 1976
LCB Don McNeal 22 Rook 13 5 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 1st / 21st pick / 1980
RCB Gerald Small 24 2 16 7 interceptions, 1 fumble recovered Miami Dolphins / 4th / 93rd pick / 1978
SS Glenn Blackwood 23 1 15 3 interceptions, 4 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 8th / 215th pick / 1979
FS Don Bessillieu 24 1 13 4 interceptions, 2 fumbles recovered Miami Dolphins / 5th / 134th pick / 1979
 Special Teams Starters
K Uwe von Schamann 24 1 0 14 of 23 field goals & 32 of 32 extra points Miami Dolphins / 7th / 189th pick / 1979
P George Roberts 25 2 0 77 punts for a 42.6 average, 2 blocked
PR Tony Nathan 24 1 6 23 punt returns for a 7.7 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 61st pick / 1979
KR Don Bessillieu 24 1 13 40 kick returns for a 22.2 average and 0 td Miami Dolphins / 5th / 134th pick / 1979

Roster

ProBowl(*), 1st-team All-Pro(+)
No. Player Age Pos G GS Wt Ht College/Univ BirthDate Yrs AV Drafted (tm/rnd/yr)
43 Jeff Allen 23 16 0 190 5-11 California-Davis 7/18/1957 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 212th pick / 1980
88 Elmer Bailey 23 14 0 196 6-0 Lincoln (MO),Minnesota 12/13/1957 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 100th pick / 1980
78 Carl Barisich 29 15 0 258 6-4 Princeton 7/12/1951 7 2 Cleveland Browns / 11th / 281st pick / 1973
70 Bill Barnett 24 16 0 256 6-4 Nebraska 5/10/1956 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 75th pick / 1980
73 Bob Baumhower 25 NT 16 16 261 6-5 Alabama 8/4/1955 3 9 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 40th pick / 1977
44 Doug Beaudoin 26 10 0 193 6-1 Minnesota 5/15/1954 4 1 New England Patriots / 9th / 243rd pick / 1976
34 Woody Bennett 25 rb 4 3 227 6-2 Miami (FL) 3/24/1955 1 1
46 Don Bessillieu 24 FS 16 13 200 6-1 Georgia Tech 5/4/1956 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 134th pick / 1979
75 Doug Betters 24 RDE 16 16 262 6-7 Montana,Nevada 6/11/1956 2 8 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 163rd pick / 1978
47 Glenn Blackwood 23 SS 16 15 187 6-0 Texas 2/23/1957 1 8 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 215th pick / 1979
58 Kim Bokamper 26 LOLB 16 16 245 6-6 Concordia-Moorhead (MN),San Jose St. 9/25/1954 3 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 19th pick / 1976
81 Jimmy Cefalo 24 wr 16 4 190 5-11 Penn St. 10/6/1956 2 2 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 81st pick / 1978
33 William Cesare 25 2 0 190 5-11 Memphis,Miami (FL) 6/2/1955 2 0
51 Rusty Chambers 27 LILB 16 12 218 6-1 Tulane 11/10/1953 5 6
83 Vern Den Herder 32 LDE 16 16 250 6-6 Central College (IA) 11/28/1948 9 8 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 230th pick / 1971
63 Mark Dennard 25 C 16 16 253 6-1 Texas A&M 11/2/1955 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 274th pick / 1978
61 Thom Dornbrook 24 4 0 240 6-2 Kentucky 12/1/1956 1 0
77 A.J. Duhe 25 RILB 16 15 247 6-4 LSU 11/27/1955 3 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 13th pick / 1977
25 Tim Foley 32 db 7 4 194 6-0 Purdue 1/22/1948 10 2 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 55th pick / 1970
35 Nick Giaquinto 25 16 0 205 5-11 Bridgeport,Connecticut 4/4/1955 Rook 2
79 Jon Giesler 24 LT 10 10 262 6-5 Michigan 12/23/1956 1 4 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 24th pick / 1979
50 Larry Gordon 26 ROLB 15 14 230 6-4 Arizona St. 7/8/1954 4 8 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 17th pick / 1976
74 Cleveland Green 23 t 12 3 265 6-3 Southern 9/11/1957 1 2
12 Bob Griese 35 qb 5 3 190 6-1 Purdue 2/3/1945 13 2 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 4th pick / 1967
84 Bruce Hardy 24 WR 16 12 235 6-5 Arizona St. 6/1/1956 2 1 Miami Dolphins / 9th / 247th pick / 1978
82 Duriel Harris 26 wr 12 3 179 5-11 New Mexico St. 11/27/1954 4 5 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 80th pick / 1976
36 Steve Howell 24 FB 16 8 227 6-2 Baylor 12/20/1956 1 2 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 107th pick / 1979
67 Bob Kuechenberg 33 LG 16 16 253 6-2 Notre Dame 10/14/1947 10 7 Philadelphia Eagles / 4th / 80th pick / 1969
68 Eric Laakso 24 RT 16 16 285 6-4 Tulane 11/29/1956 2 7 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 106th pick / 1978
86 Ronnie Lee 24 TE 16 13 265 6-3 Baylor 12/24/1956 1 1 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 65th pick / 1979
66 Larry Little 35 g 5 3 265 6-1 Bethune-Cookman 11/2/1945 13 1
28 Don McNeal 22 LCB 13 13 190 5-11 Alabama 5/6/1958 Rook 7 Miami Dolphins / 1st / 21st pick / 1980
89 Nat Moore 29 WR 16 16 184 5-9 Tenn-Martin,Florida 9/19/1951 6 5 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 78th pick / 1974
31 Rick Moser 24 4 0 210 6-0 Rhode Island 12/18/1956 2 0 Pittsburgh Steelers / 8th / 208th pick / 1978
22 Tony Nathan 24 PR 16 6 206 6-0 Alabama 12/14/1956 1 7 Miami Dolphins / 3rd / 61st pick / 1979
64 Ed Newman 29 RG 16 16 245 6-2 Florida Atlantic,Duke 6/4/1951 7 7 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 156th pick / 1973
54 Ralph Ortega 27 lilb 16 6 220 6-2 Florida 7/6/1953 5 4 Atlanta Falcons / 2nd / 29th pick / 1975
55 Earnest Rhone 27 lb 14 1 220 6-2 Henderson St. 8/20/1953 5 3
4 George Roberts 25 P 16 0 181 6-0 Virginia Tech 6/10/1955 2 3
38 Terry Robiskie 26 fb 8 5 210 6-1 LSU 11/12/1954 3 2 Oakland Raiders / 8th / 223rd pick / 1977
80 Joe Rose 23 16 0 228 6-3 California 6/24/1957 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 185th pick / 1980
59 Steve Shull 22 16 0 220 6-1 William & Mary 3/27/1958 Rook 1
48 Gerald Small 24 RCB 16 16 192 5-11 San Jose St. 8/10/1956 2 9 Miami Dolphins / 4th / 93rd pick / 1978
57 Dwight Stephenson 23 16 0 255 6-2 Alabama 11/20/1957 Rook 1 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 48th pick / 1980
10 Don Strock 30 qb 16 2 220 6-5 Virginia Tech 11/27/1950 6 1 Miami Dolphins / 5th / 111th pick / 1973
45 Ed Taylor 27 db 16 3 174 6-0 Memphis 5/13/1953 5 3 New York Jets / 9th / 224th pick / 1975
34 Don Testerman 28 5 0 230 6-2 Ferrum,Virginia Tech,Lenoir-Rhyne,Clemson 11/7/1952 4 0 Miami Dolphins / 10th / 282nd pick / 1976
60 Jeff Toews 23 7 0 255 6-3 Washington 11/4/1957 1 0 Miami Dolphins / 2nd / 53rd pick / 1979
56 Steve Towle 27 9 0 233 6-2 Kansas 10/23/1953 5 1 Miami Dolphins / 6th / 143rd pick / 1975
5 Uwe von Schamann 24 K 16 0 190 6-0 Oklahoma 4/23/1956 1 3 Miami Dolphins / 7th / 189th pick / 1979
76 Rod Walters 26 1 0 258 6-3 Iowa 2/27/1954 4 0 Kansas City Chiefs / 1st / 14th pick / 1976
24 Delvin Williams 29 RB 15 10 195 6-0 Kansas 4/17/1951 6 6 San Francisco 49ers / 2nd / 49th pick / 1974
16 David Woodley 22 QB 13 11 210 6-2 LSU 10/25/1958 Rook 5 Miami Dolphins / 8th / 214th pick / 1980
Team Total 25.8 16 223.5 6-1.8 3.2